While Londoners will already know that the city is one of the coolest places to live and don’t need any further endorsements, one travel blog, Nomad Nation, has named London at the top of the list of the ‘10 Coolest Places to Live in the UK’ and singled out Dalston, Walthamstow, and Bethnal Green in particular.
If you’re looking for property in London, you might be looking at property trends and predictions for the capital, as well as the reputation, amenities, and features of various areas. We have a look at why Dalston in Hackney is one of the best places to live.
From the moment you step out of the train station, Dalston has a certain buzz about it. The area is served by two Overground lines that run to two separate London Underground stations.
Dalston Kingsland Station can be reached directly by jumping on a train from Stratford, and also has a direct link with Shepherds Bush, Clapham Junction and Richmond. Dalston Junction Station, meanwhile, has good connections with Highbury & Islington, Whitechapel and West Croydon.
It means that Dalston is very well connected, making it ideal for commuters, as well as visitors to the area for its many bars and restaurants, such as Three Compasses, The Fox, Pamela, Ray’s Bar and Furanxo for just some of the places to enjoy a drink, while Mangal1, Rotorino, Tiger Bites and Stone Cave are amazing restaurants.
Dalston also has its own cinema, the Rio Cinema, which has been there for over 100 years.
Residents will also be close to other cool areas such as Shoreditch and Camden Town, should they ever fancy a change of scene from Dalston.
According to Nomad Nation: “The area of Dalston is very cool, known for its bars and cafes, whilst Bethnal Green features a multicultural background, historic pie-and-mash shops and all the trendy eateries you can imagine. For something more affordable in the east, head to Walthamstow”.
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